I want to launch this topic by asking a music library-related question pertaining to Classical Music, but it needn’t be an exclusively classical issue.
A lot of classical albums feature lengthy pieces that are broken down on CDs - often quite arbitrarily - into multiple tracks, each of which are merely fragments of the piece, and are typically not self-contained works that you would want to play in isolation. A great example is Mahler’s 8th symphony, which comprises two lengthy movements, each usually broken down into a dozen or more separate tracks. This can have the effect of making the user’s music library more cumbersome than it needs to be. Opera is a genre where this issue is particularly common.
One solution is to rip those individual long movements into one large single track, or alternatively, combine the tracks into one after ripping or downloading. I do that widely throughout my own music library, but I would really like to know how many of you do this. Am I an outlying case, or is this a widespread practice? It may make a difference to Octave if this turns out to be a widely-used practice.